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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Michael Baughman was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., November 22, 1853, and is a son of Christian and Sarah (Dale) Baughman, natives of Westmoreland County, Penn., also. The father moved to Van Buren County, Iowa in 1854, and in 1861 moved to Missouri where he lived three years, after which he became a resident of Appanoose County, Iowa, where he now lives. He is a Democrat in politics, and served twelve years in succession as township trustee. Michael reached maturity and received a, good common school education in Iowa. In 1861 he came with his father to Missouri, and February 4, 1879, was married to Miss Mary Carter, daughter of Thomas Carter (deceased), formerly of Ohio. Mrs. Baughman was born in Iowa, and reared by her stepfather, Benjamin Wagoner, in Iowa and Missouri. Her union with our subject has been blessed with four children: John H., Charles A., Maud May and William Nelson. Mr. Baughman settled upon his present farm three years previous to his marriage, and now owns 160 acres of prairie land in his home place, well improved, and 40 acres of timber land in another tract. In the spring of 1873 he made a trip to California over the Northern Pacific Road, and spent about three summers in California. He traveled quite extensively in Central Oregon, Central California, and spent some time in Sacramento, Maryville and other towns. He returned home in the fall of 1875. He is a successful farmer, and is interested in fine cattle, of which he has some graded stock.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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